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We are excited to officially announce that the Getty Villa will present Asterion as the opening performance of this season’s Villa Theatre Lab series. The Ghost Road Company presented Orestes in 2009 which was the first offering in this series and we are thrilled to be returning to the Villa in November. We hope you will be able to join us and see what we have created.

Thank You,
The Ghost Road Company

Asterion
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Villa Auditorium
Admission: Tickets: $7, available September 22, 2016.

The Ghost Road Company presents Asterion, a 90-minute performance inspired by the myth of the Minotaur. Returning from a sort of exile, battle weary Asterion faces a strange homecoming full of veiled intentions and twisted familial bonds. In this world of shadows, he must face his demons as those closest to him fan the flames of his monstrousness. This visceral, physical, and poetic retelling, conceived by Katharine Noon, reflects the recent work of the ensemble with the Polish theater company Teatr ZAR and includes two of its performers.

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Watch the teaser video here.

See still photos of the work in progress presentation here.

Inspired by the myth of the Minotaur, Asterion explores the life of one man who has seen the dark side of his nature and fights to regain his humanity.

Returning from a sort of exile, battle weary Asterion faces a strange homecoming full of veiled intentions and twisted familial bonds. In this world of shadows, he must face his demons as those closest to him fan the flames of his monstrousness. This visceral, physical and poetic piece was conceived by Katharine Noon and developed by Noon with Ghost Road Company ensemble members and guest artists through their continually evolving collaborative process.

 

Asterion

Conceived and Directed by Katharine Noon

Performed by Vonzell Carter, Ronnie Clark, Adam Dlugolecki, Ray Ford, Jen Kays, Katie Rediger, and Brian Weir

Vocal Compositions and Arrangements by Aleksandra Kotecka and Tomek Wierzbowski

Live music by Jakob Berger with Aleksandra Kotecka and Tomek Wierzbowski

Produced by Mark Seldis
Dramaturg Kim Glann
Production Stage Manager Molly McGraw
Lighting Designer Brandon Baruch
Costume Designer Vicki Conrad
Sound Designer Cricket Myers
Set Designer David Offner

Line Art Drawing by Madison Mellon

Developed in workshop by The Ghost Road Company with Katharine Noon, Ronnie Clark, Adam Dlugolecki, Kim Glann, Christel Joy Johnson, Kennedy Kabasares, Jen Kays, Jenn Kirk, Laurel Ollstein, Mark Seldis, Doug Sutherland, Brian Weir and Diana Wyenn.

Funded in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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